Approximation and Computation: A Festschrift in Honor of Walter Gautschi

Proceedings of the Purdue Conference, December 2–5, 1993

  • R. V. M. Zahar

Part of the ISNM International Series of Numerical Mathematics book series (ISNM, volume 119)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvi
  2. Louis de Branges
    Pages 23-28
  3. C. Brezinski, J. Van Iseghem
    Pages 29-39
  4. J. R. Cash, R. V. M. Zahar
    Pages 97-120
  5. E. W. Cheney, Junjiang Lei
    Pages 121-135
  6. Bernard D. Flury, Beat E. Neuenschwander
    Pages 179-205
  7. I. Gohberg, H. J. Landau
    Pages 219-229
  8. William B. Gragg, Martin H. Gutknecht
    Pages 231-260
  9. Dharma P. Gupta, David R. Masson
    Pages 273-284
  10. Mourad E. H. Ismail, Martin E. Muldoon
    Pages 309-323
  11. William B. Jones, Haakon Waadeland
    Pages 325-342
  12. Dirk P. Laurie
    Pages 359-370
  13. Jean Letessier, Galliano Valent, Jet Wimp
    Pages 371-381
  14. Gradimir V. Milovanović
    Pages 459-475
  15. K.-C. Ng, R. Wong
    Pages 477-484
  16. F. W. J. Olver
    Pages 497-510
  17. Frank Stenger
    Pages 543-550
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 577-593

About this book


R. V. M. Zahar* The sixty-fifth birthday of Walter Gautschi provided an opportune moment for an international symposium in his honor, to recognize his many contributions to mathematics and computer sciences. Conceived by John Rice and sponsored by Purdue University, the conference took place in West Lafayette from December 2 to 5, 1993, and was organized around the four main themes representing Professor Gautschi's principal research interests: Approximation, Orthogonal Polynomials, Quadrature and Special Functions. Thirty-eight speakers - colleagues, co-authors, research collaborators or doctoral students of Professor Gautschi - were invited to present articles at the conference, their lectures providing an approximately equal representation of the four disciplines. Five invited speakers, Germund Dahlquist, Philip Davis, Luigi Gatteschi, Werner Rheinboldt and Stephan Ruscheweyh, were unable to present their talks because of illness or other commitments, although Professors Dahlquist, Gatteschi and Ruscheweyh subsequently contributed arti­ cles to these proceedings. Thus, the final program contained thirty-three technical lectures, ten of which were plenary sessions. Approximately eighty scientists attended the conference, and for some ses­ sions - in particular, Walter's presentation of his entertaining and informative Reflections and Recollections - that number was complemented by many visitors and friends, as well as the family of the honoree. A surprise visit by Paul Erdos provided one of the highlights of the conference week. The ambiance at the sym­ posium was extremely collegial, due no doubt to the common academic interests and the personal friendships shared by the participants.


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  • R. V. M. Zahar
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  1. 1.Département d’informatique et de recherche opérationnelleUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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